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Feb 17, 2013 8:00am PST
in this country to strengthen middle class families? that's how our country, our economy is strongest when a thriving, rising middle class is the engine for growth in this country. that's exactly what we want to do. when you look at sequester the impact on middle class families, what's it going to be, teachers in schools, 13,000 schools -- 13,000 teachers are going to be hit, 6,000 schools. if you look at mental health, if you look at food inspections and you've already heard the devastating list of horribles that the pentagon has said are going to be out there. so the question is, on top of all those things that you just talked about is what is the impact on the middle class? so the question the president is asking is why don't we take a step back, let's fix this in a kind of balanced way the president has proposed and the senate democrats have proposed with a reasonable amount of spending cuts and a reasonable amount of revenue raisers so that we can get this thing done and move on to the business of the country. >> but help me understand because we have a budget. this is -- look at exac
Feb 22, 2013 1:40am PST
to the republicans and say this is not going to be good for the economy or ordinary people, but i don't know if they're going to move and that's what we're going have to keep trying to push over the next seven to eight days. and senator mcconnell said, three months after the election, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action. not a whole lot of hope in those comments. >> it depends on who you listen to at this point. >> it's a mess either way. >>> moving on to this now. president obama meets at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abe arrived in washington last night poised to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. abe is also looking to reinforce the u.s.-japan alliance. he's the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> after a bitter political fight, chuck hagel now has enough votes to become the nation's next defense secretary. support from long-time republican senator richard shelby put hagel over the top. shelby says "he's probably as good
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